Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The Card Concept #136 {Bright Florals}

Welcome to The Card Concept!  

For those of you who are new to our challenge, every two weeks we will post our inspiration photo challenge and hope that you will join us by creating a card for our challenge gallery.  

Just a reminder, an inspiration photo is exactly that- a starting point for inspiration. Will it be the colors, the overall theme, the texture, the actual items and/or something else that will inspire your card?  

Choose a design style (or combine styles), create a card, and in your blog post, let us know what inspired you from the photo, what style and/or styles you chose and don't forget to display our inspiration photo and link back to our challenge :-)

At the end of the challenge, our Design Team will choose one Main Winner and at least three Honorable Mentions.  We will announce the winners here on our challenge blog, as well as our Facebook page and our new Pinterest board.  

Again, as we mentioned above, please feel free to use any of the styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles.  We want you to have fun with our inspiration!

You will notice that our designers will also be selecting a style (or combination of styles) and will explain how they were inspired by the challenge.  

So come and join us!  We'd love for you to try your hand at a brand new style of card making or feel free to work in your comfort zone.  It is totally up to you!

In case you missed the link above, the styles are explained HERE.

Now for the design team's inspiration: 

Esther Asbury
Esther's Inspiration: I was inspired by the bright 
flowers and blue tile background to create 
this Clean and Layered card.

Tangii Crain
Tangii is taking a break for this challenge 
and should be back for our next one!

Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the blue tile
 background as well as the colorful flowers to create
 a somewhat clean (although with a bit of distressing) 
Mixed Media card!

Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration:  I was so inspired by the bright 
colors of the flowers, and that gorgeous textured blue 
background, and captured them in my 
Clean and Layered card!

Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration:  I was mesmerized by the inspiration photo, 
and worked to capture as much of it's beauty 
as I could for my Clean and Layered card.

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne's Inspiration: I was inspired by the background
 and the deep rich florals to create my 
Clean and Layered card this week!

Angel Rivera
Due to the pandemic, Angel is taking a break from 
the Design Team- she is spending quality time with her family 
and hopefully will be able to re-join the team in the fall. 

Mackie Robertson
Mackie's Inspiration: My inspiration was the pink, yellow 
and orange of the flowers against that blue background 
to create my Clean and Layered style card. 

Marcie Sharp
Marcie's Inspiration: My Clean and Layered card was 
inspired by the embossed background and 
]gorgeous bright colours! 

Anita Trippi
Anita's Inspiration: The rich color scheme and 
overall drama inspired my Classy and Elegant card.

Betty Wright
Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by the bouquet 
of flowers and textured background for my 
Clean and Layered styled card. 

The Card Concept Rules:
1.  Use the challenge inspiration photo to create a card- no back linking.
2.  Use one of the challenge styles to create a card (or if you prefer, combine a few styles).
3.  Explain in a post which style or combination of styles you used and what inspired you from our photo.  
4.  Link your post using our linky (please link to the actual post on your blog and not just your blog) and please display our graphic (inspiration photo) in your blog post.  
5. We do not mind if you combine our challenge with others, but please do not combine ours with another inspiration challenge.   
6.  Please try to comment on the cards ahead of you and behind you in the linky.  Everyone loves comments!

FYI- We have noticed that recently a few of our entrants are not following our rules, especially Rule #3 and  Rule #4 (see above).  

The deadline to participate is 
Monday, June 8th at 12:00 pm EDT.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Wednesday, June 10th.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!


  1. Ohh!!! what a fabulous inspiration picture, LOVE the bright colors all over.
    The DT cards are awesome and inspiring, looking forward to playing along.
    Stay safe and healthy.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  2. Love the DT makes, they are super, Hazelx